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Apples - Back to the Logic Puzzles

A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

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4 kids get an apple (one apple for each one of them) and the fifth kid gets an apple with the basket still containing the apple.

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What about cutting 1/5 of each apple, putting these together to form in total one apple to go back in the basket, and each kid gets (most of, 4/5 of) an apple?

The solution posted is the first one I thought of too, but then I didn't know if it was intended that the kids could take them away, eat them, etc.

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4/5 != 1

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Yeah like gretch321 said, keep one apple in the basket. Cut the four into pieces. Each kid gets 80% of each apple.

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Yeah like gretch321 said, keep one apple in the basket. Cut the four into pieces. Each kid gets 80% of each apple.

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80% of an apple isn't an apple.

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or put one kid in the basket, with the last apple

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This one is easy. Keep one apple in the basket. Take the other four and make apple sauce. Besides, the apples will not have the same mass and in order to give each child the exact same amount they would need to be in a form that can be equally distributed.

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give the four kids their respective apples ... for the last kid, give him the basket with the apple in it

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last kid will take apple along with the basket

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give one kid the basket?

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haha hackmiker

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Shoot four of the children, give the fith one one apple, I eat the rest.

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The question asked was as follows:

Do you know how to divide them to 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

I believe the correct answer would be "yes" or "no."

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Get Jesus to do it.

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ok give four of the apples to four of the kids and just give the fifth kid the basket with the apple

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Apples - Back to the Logic Puzzles

A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them to 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

Ooh, I can't believe nobody saw the alternate solution.

Because the wording was not precise enough, there could be more than 5 apples in the basket! It never said "only 5".

Given the solution to some of the other puzzles here, this is a perfectly valid interpretation. He he he.

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I don't understand why people are guessing answers. Look at the real solution, then post.

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this ones easy

give 4 kids just 1 apple

give the fifth kid the basket with the last apple in it

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give one kid the basket with his apple in it. so simple

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Um..... make applesauce; that way you get to keep your basket.

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Just give the basket with an apple to one of the kids.

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The last kid takes the apple along with the basket

- Glenn

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give one kid the basket with the apple so that one apple stays in the basket.

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Make one kid go in the basket, and give each one apple.

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Leave one apple in the basket give that to one of the kids give the other 4 kids an apple all kids have an apple and one is still in the basket

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